What happens if there is no Will?


If a Will is either invalid or if the deceased left no Will, their Estate will be administered according to the Intestacy Rules set down by statute.  There is a list of persons entitled to inherit in priority including a spouse, civil partner and children, together with extended family where all of the above do not exist.

There is currently no provision in the rules for unmarried co-habiting couples and such an individual is not entitled to anything from the deceased’s Estate under the Statutory Rules. The administrators of the Estate are also appointed to act for the Estate in priority set out by the statute.

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